12-Year-Old Sings ‘Lion King’ On ‘The Voice Kids’ That Will Give You Chills [VIDEO]

The-Voice-Kids-Nikita-Achkasov-Lion-King-DisneySamantha Agate | Talent Recap

Nikita Achkasov showed off his incredible singing talents during his Blind Audition on the Ukrainian version of The Voice in 2019. He truly captivated the coaches and the entire audience with “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from the Disney film Lion King. Check out his jaw-dropping audition below that is sure to give you chills.

Nikita Achkasov Performed A Disney Classic On ‘The Voice Kids’

Before he stepped onto The Voice Kids stage, Nikita spoke about how he was a little different from the other kids when he was growing up. He discovered a passion for doing makeup and hair and hanging out with girls. He used his time on The Voice Kids to really be his true self and not hold back. Nikita’s audition was full of incredible moments and he had a perfect pitch. Of course, it was a no-brainer when all of the coaches turned their chairs for him.

He told the coaches about some of his hobbies and they remarked that he is the ultimate artist and can do anything. They all agreed that on tour they do a lot of their own makeup and hair so it’s definitely a useful skill to have. Backstage, his close friends were cheering him on and were delighted when he became a member of Team Jamala.


In The Battles, Nikita went up against Anhelina Terennikova and Anna Vladova singing Ariana Grande’s “7 rings.” They all completely brought all of the sass and fierceness that the performance needed. Nikita was declared the winner of the battle.

He had a breakthrough performance when he sang “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman in The Knockouts. He made it all the way to The Final where he performed “Your Song.” Though he did not win the show, he definitely was a huge fan-favorite of the audience and the coaches.

If you loved Nikita’s Lion King cover, definitely check out the compilation below. It features 10 kid singers who took on Disney songs during their talent competition auditions. Trust us, it’s a video you do not want to miss because there is nothing better than Disney magic.

What Has He Been Up To Since Competing On The Show?

Nikita participated in the National Selection of Junior Eurovision 2020. He had the opportunity to sing two different songs. Though he did not win the competition, he thanked all of his fans for their support on Instagram. “I would like to sincerely express my gratitude to everyone who supported me and who gave their vote for me!” he wrote. “During this entire period, I have read many wonderful words and kind comments !! It is encouraging and inspiring.”

You can watch a video of him singing the song “My Oasis” below and it will literally make you feel like you are at a concert.

And just because everyone loves animals, Nikita excitedly welcomed a new addition to his family, a Sphynx cat named Casper. Yes, his cat is the cutest thing in the entire world. Some other major changes in Nikita’s life is just simply that he is growing up. He shared with his followers that he recently got his very first ID.


What did you think of Nikita’s rendition of the Lion King song during his Blind Audition on The Voice Kids?


Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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